Romanian drama about 17-year-old Ana who listens to a banned radio station with her friends in 1972 Bucharest, with far-reaching consequences.

Please note that this film is in Romanian, with Dutch subtitles.
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Bucharest, 1972. Ceaușescu’s communist regime is increasingly strangling society. Freedom is under pressure and culture has to serve the state’s propaganda machine. It is against this backdrop that timid teenager Ana is told that her boyfriend will flee the country. Later that night, she parties with friends. They listen to the banned radio station Radio Free Europe, dance to LIGHT MY FIRE by The Doors and decide to write a letter to the radio host. But then the Securitate, the secret state police, invades...

Initially, director Alexandru Belc worked on a documentary about the lives of young people in Romania under Ceauşescu. It evolved into a feature film about rebellion, sexual and political awakening and the uncertainties of life under a totalitarian regime.

Alexandru Belc, Romania, 2022, 102 min. Romanian spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Mara Bugarin, Serban Lazarovici, Vlad Ivanov, Mihai Calin, Andreea Bibiri..